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By Michael bernstein
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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Timing tensioners are plastic against a metal chain pour design


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dream luxury car
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By Toni collins
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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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It is a beautiful black car , still at 2008 its beautiful design , nice leather seats .If you want a sporty luxury car you will not be disappointed .The only issue is the paint had to be repainted , the paint did not last .I brought it used it had 2 other owners who took care of car , low miles so resale is great so you also should not be disappointed. I have not drove in snow yet due to buying in March . I will update later


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Excellent Highway Performance
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By R. Gray
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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Smooth, powerful highway performance, but terrible in confined areas. The vehicle has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier. For congested parking lots and tight narrow spaces this is the worst vehicle I have every driven--including but not limited to a pickup truck-- and should be avoided. If you drive in the wide open spaces of the highway system, this vehicle will deliver power, comfort, and very good mileage. Mechanically, this vehicle has required only routine maintenance for 8+ years of ownership.

For 9 years of ownership, this vehicle was relatively problem free. However, it started to eat fuses on the circuit that serves the sunroof and interior overhead lights--No one can determine the cause of the overload.

After 9.5 years of ownership, I traded the vehicle. The electrical problems continued and became very unnerving.


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Best vehicle I've ever owned
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By Jo Stevens
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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I had never owned a Nissan in my life but saw the Maxima and loved it's looks, so I pulled into the lot and ordered one to my specifications and have never regretted doing so. It is the best car I have ever had. Never had one minutes trouble from it since the day I got it in Feb. 2008. I have only had to change the oil every 5,000 miles and put two sets of tires on it in the 8 years I've had this car.


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Excellent car, excellent value!
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By bobafett14
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2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Only negative is the turning radius.
3 point turns and squeezing around tight spots (i.e. parking lots) can be tricky at times.

Othewise, this is a great car at a great price.
Holds up well, repairs are minimal.
I went with a Nissan Maxima after years ago vowing never to buy chevy after seeing a fleet of salesman (company) cars (1/2 the sales force picked Chevy Mailbu 1/2 picked the Altima, 6 Malibus and 6 Altimas go head to head over a 3 year run).
Basically the Malibu's ALL started shaking, rattling, needed "front end" work..ballbearings needed repaired, brakes/rotors...you name it...all went after about 24K to 26K..the Altimas didn't need any repairs until into thier 30K's.


Best Features

Interior is nice, excellent engine performance, little to no maitenance and repairs needed, and i'm over 50K in miles!


Worst Features

Turning radius.


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